Cake Pops Are for Lovers: Valentine's Cake Ball & Pop Workshop

The first weekend in February, Objects of Confection and kathyphantastic teamed up for a Valentine's cake ball and cake pop workshop. You can call us Professor Cake Pop and Professor Cake Ball, respectively.

There was no background music this time, but there was some sort of small crane looming in the background. Luckily, it was a kind and quiet crane. Everyone was so focused on their treats that no one really noticed except me and Tina Phan.

Cake ball and cake pop enthusiasts each made pairs of love birds, conversation hearts, love cake balls, teddy bears, and tulips.

Apparently, this bear tried to attack me.

We had so many Valentine's themed sprinkles. Jessica from Objects of Confection thinks I might have a problem. I'll let you know if there's an intervention.

This graduating class of students in cake poppery included a cute couple who drove in from Houston and a cake ball-centric blogger, Cake Ball Addiction.

Above, me "in the zone." As you can see, I'm very passionate about cake pop decorating and am very intense. Haha.

Here I am channeling the energy of the cake pops and cake balls.

Some student work.

For more pictures from our workshop, check out my new kathyphantastic Facebook Fan Page. I'll post more on the blog later.

Five years ago, if someone were to tell me I'd be teaching classes on decorating baked goods in a repurposed Albertson's I wouldn't believe them. That said, I'm really happy it's happened.

Jessica from Objects of Confection and I are planning on an Easter cake ball workshop in April. Stay tuned for details.

Photos by Tina Phan

Giveaway: Ticket to Valentine Cake Ball and Cake Pop Class with Objects of Confection


After a successful Christmas Cake Pop class in December, Objects of Confection and kathyphantastic are teaming up again in February to bring you a Valentine's class that is sure to satisfy you and your sweetheart's sweettooth.

Each lovely participant will bring home a dozen cake balls for themselves or love(s) of their life.

When: 10 am Saturday, February 5 
Where: Community Renaissance Market
             6800 West Gate Blvd 
             Austin, TX 78745

To celebrate our lovely second class, I'm having a giveaway for one ticket to Saturday's class.

Here's what you have to do:

Comment on this blog post with what kind of Valentine cake pop you'd like to make and check one or both of the boxes that says: "Post comment to Facebook" or "Post comment to Twitter."

If you don't want to test your luck, you can still sign up here.

Photo by Tina Phan

Christmas Cake Pop Class Sneak Peek

kathy and santa cake pop

Last month Objects of Confection and kathyphantastic teamed up to teach a Christmas cake ball and cake pop workshop. We're happy to announce that it was a success (despite some bizarro background music) and there's a Valentine's class scheduled for February.


Photos by Aimee Wenske

Sweet-toothed students including blog followers, Facebook fans, Twitter followers, a few friends, and some kids got their hands dirty (or rather, sugary) learning the ins and outs of cake ball how-to and cake pop decoration.

My good friend Aimee Wenske and my sister Tina Phan took pictures and some video.


Photo by Tina Phan

Fellow blogger and crafty friend Monica made some of the cutest cake balls. Her penguins are darling. Check Monica's food and craft blog Sugar Stitches.

Thanks Monica for the Cake Pop Decorating blog post.


See the little girl sneaking a bite of cake pop? I love it. Yum!

penguin cake pop

Photo by Aimee Wenske

This is a simple penguin of my own. I need to get used to wearing these blue gloves. Luckily, I found out I only need to wear them when touching students' cake pops and not my own. Manual dexterity increased a hundredfold!

I am the Michael Jackson of cake pops (one glove).

Thanks everyone for coming to our class! I can't wait to share more pictures.

PS Thanks to the red head for getting me the layer cake apron I'd blogged about for my first class. :)